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Procurement Practice Specialist

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Job Description

 Job Description

  • The Procurement Plus (P+) Sourcing & Category Specialist will act as trusted business partner to leadership & take accountability to ensure P+ delivers on our business promises related to supplier sourcing, purchasing, payment, & supplier management. 
  • Act as a business partner on the assigned spend sub-categories.  Engage business & corporate function leadership to understand & support business priorities. 
  • Influence & adopt global strategies & tools used throughout the source to payment lifecycle. Collaborate with regional & global subject matter experts. 
  • Perform category management, sourcing & supplier management to achieve optimization of supply & best value for money solutions considering quality, speed, total cost of ownership, risk & other factors. 
  • Provide procurement & product/service expertise for the spend sub-categories in scope. Seek out procurement solutions, working in partnership with suppliers & Accenture Procurement Plus stakeholders, to deliver significant cost reduction and/or service improvement opportunities.
  • Well-versed in standard procurement terms & conditions 
  • Quantitative skills – ability to understand (or develop) pricing models & analyze/interpret commercial proposals 
  • Good computer literacy (e.g. Microsoft tools - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Experience with eSourcing tools (e.g. eRFx, eAuctions, Project & Contract Management Systems)
  • Desired general knowledge of SAP, Ariba, & SAP/Fieldglass a plus


Job Qualifications

  • At least 5 years experience in procurement/strategic sourcing and/or supplier management (operational & strategic experience)

  • Experience in bidding & tendering processes & negotiating

  • Fluent in English & local language

  • Experience in defining & implementing service levels, & delivering services within agreed SLAs 

  • Applicable knowledge & working experience in any of the categories: Facilities & Services, Contingent Labor, HR & Professional Services, Travel & Accommodation, IT & T, Marketing & Communications

  • Experience in operating / supporting an operational purchasing team is desirable with “Procure-to-Pay” scope  

  • Certification in procurement or category specific qualifications is a plus. 

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